20th Jul, 2019

Hall Green Child Contact Centre hoping to bag a cash boost from carrier bag levy

Sarah Mason 2nd May, 2017

HALL GREEN Child Contact Centre is hoping to bag a massive cash boost from carrier bag charges.

The Child Contact Centre is one of the groups on the shortlist to get a grant from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative where funds raised from the 5p bag levy go to community projects.

Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch the monthly funding scheme, which sees grants of £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 – all raised from the – being awarded to local outdoor community projects.

The centre rents halls from the Church of the Ascension, Hall Green and has a number of disabled children and parents who use the centre.

It is hoping to replace a worn pathway which runs between the churchyard and the halls and will benefit not only the Child Contact Centre, but the general public in this open public space, offering a rare piece of greenery for all to enjoy.

Since 2011 the centre and a sister centre operated by us at Smith’s Wood, Chelmsley Wood, have brought together children and the non-resident parent – the parent who they do not live with on nearly 2,900 occasions.

There is no charge for the service and it receives less than 30 per cent of the necessary income to run the centres.

Voting is open in Tesco stores, in Kings Heath, Hollywood, Dickens Heath, Hall Green, Shirley, Dorridge, Knowle and Solihull throughout May and June.

For more about the centre visit www.hgcccc.org.uk

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